Crystal Zens, Executive Director BBBS of Lacombe and country music's Gord Bamford unveil the new sign that will welcome guests to Bamford House on August 2, 2016. (Rene Rondeau / RDNewsNOW)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe House Gets New Moniker

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 2, 2016 - 7:06pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe  and District welcomed a new era Tuesday.

Kent House, which is located at 5103-49 Avenue will now be known as Bamford House, after country music star Gord Bamford who is from Lacombe.

Bamford was on hand Tuesday for the ribbon cutting.

A performer wows a large crowd along Ross Street during CentreFest 2016. (Photos courtesy CentreFest)

CentreFest 2016 a Success Thanks to Businesses and Volunteers

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 2, 2016 - 3:13pm Updated: October 19, 2016 - 4:03pm

Centrefest 2016 organizers say this year's festival was once again a success.
Festival Director Janice Shimek estimates close to 25,000 people came downtown to be amazed by the various street performers on Saturday and Sunday.

(Lethbridge News Now)

New Payday Loan Restrictions Now in Place to Better Protect Albertans

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 2, 2016 - 1:21pm Updated: August 2, 2016 - 5:01pm

New regulations for payday lending are now in effect across Alberta.
Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean ushered in the changes Tuesday morning.
Borrowing fees are reduced from $23 to $15 per $100 borrowed, making it the lowest rate in Canada.

Team Alberta's entry into the Warrior Peewee Boys Lacrosse Championship of Canada arrives at the tournament in Whitby, Ontario July 31, 2016. (Lorae Couchman)

Central Alberta Represented at National Lacrosse Championships in Ontario

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 1, 2016 - 8:30pm Updated: August 1, 2016 - 11:29pm

WHITBY, ON - Peewee and Midget box lacrosse teams are spending this week duking it out at the National Championships in Whitby, Ontario.